Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Schiehallion - Nov 04

My second attempt at Schiehallion in November 2004 - the first being June '03 on my birthday. That day holds memories of low-flying RAF jets; one turned and headed straight towards us as we stood watching it, before banking above our heads. Unfortunately, on that day the weather turned and the rain came in so we didn't go to the summit.

This day, however, was perfect. We were early to the mountain, to try and avoid the majority of walkers. The golden sun lit the slopes as we ascended and red grouse were in abundance amongst the heather.

Snow dusted the hill and there was an extremely high windchill factor. The views were reasonably clear, apart from cloud keeping Ben Lawers from our view.

Schiehallion seen from the car park

Looking towards Loch Tummel

One of many Red Grouse on the hill side

View to the Glen Lyon hills

View of the Grampians

False-summits aplenty!

Looking back, Loch Tummel

My other half in the boulder field, quite a challenge walking through this

Loch Rannoch seen from the summit, the clouds getting closer

Timed to perfection, we head down as mist engulfs the summit

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